The Sweetness of Dogs

Mary Oliver is a Pulitzer Prize winning author.  This poem is a lovely example.  You can read more in her beautiful book, Dog Songs.

The Sweetness of Dogs by Mary Oliver

The Sweetness of Dogs by Mary Oliver

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In Flight

Another Monday, another flight.  But because its Poetry Month, this travel day generated a poem.

In Flight by Meg Kirkwood

In Flight by Meg Kirkwood

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The Seagull

Ogden Nash is one of my all time favorite poets.  Poems of his like this role around in my head all day long, every day.  So this is probably just the beginning of my treatments of Mr. Nash’s most brilliant word play.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

The Seagull by Ogden Nash

The Seagull by Ogden Nash

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Happiness

A.A. Milne helped define what my young mind thought of as poetry.  I think he still does.  This poem is called “Happiness”.

 

Happiness by A.A. Milne

Happiness by A.A. Milne

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Comfort Food

I was introduced to the poetic form of the “lune” today.  Like a haiku, but it has a 5-3-5 syllable pattern.  This is my first lune.

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The Yellow Dog

Some days you only have time for a haiku.

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April 7

This weekend I found a lovely little book in a used book store called “Herd”, poems by Julia Shipley.  Many of the poems are about farm life, and some about cows.  Her piece, “The Process”, has a section titled April 7.  Even far away from a farm, I felt the cold air.

April 7 from "The Process" by Julia Shipley

April 7 from “The Process” by Julia Shipley

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